Egyptian Coptic textile fragment with sprouting vase decoration
A fragmentary woven textile panel with a decorated with a stylised sprouting vase (an early emblem of fertility) within a rectangular scroll border.
Egypt, Coptic Period, 7th to 10th Century AD
35 x 28 cms, decorated area 9 x 8.5 cms
Fragment with losses as shown
Ex. private collection, London, UK; reputedly acquired from Bonhams Auctioneers during the early 2000’s.